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Hey gorgeous people I hope you had a brilliant Halloween and Guy Fawkes night, this year seems to be flying over now and everywhere I look it seems Christmas is fast approaching, which is fantastic!

My post today is a ‘What I Wore’ for a family day out to Fremantle

The navy and white striped skirt and white cropped top are both from Dotti, I saw them hung together in the shop and loved them as an outfit. I’m also wearing flat white sandals from Forever New and a dark denim jacket also Forever New.

I used bumble and bumble hairdressers secret oil in my hair then curled it with my straightening iron, I ran my fingers through so it had a waved effect rather than tight curls.

My make up is NARS Sheer Glow Foundation MECCA, MAYBELLINE Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer Priceline, NARS Orgasm Blush MECCA, Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light BOBBI BROWN and MAYBELLINE Lash Sensational Mascara Priceline.

Sophie is wearing the girls kinetic 3/4 leggings, t-shirt and zip through hoodie all from Target kids sportswear with her DC neon hi-tops.

The weather was a little overcast but we all had a lovely day. Fremantle always has free things to see and do for kids and lots of bustling street entertainment. I always feel like I’m on holiday when were strolling around, especially on a weekend when the markets are all set up. We’ve had brunch at a few of the cafes on the strip now and it’s one of my absolute favourite things to do. It’s hard to describe the vibe, but if you like vegan, or granola, tie dyed clothing or anything with a relaxed hippy type feel you would love Fremantle.

As always hanks for reading and I hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you’re up to.

Nicola x


If I Could Only Pick One…


If I were to go on vacation somewhere exotic these items are the ones certain to make it onto the trip.

Bow Trim Wash Bag Ted Baker

Base / Foundation Vitalumiere Aqua CHANEL

Radiant Creamy Concealer NARS


Bronzer Matte Bronze M.A.C

Blush Diorskin Rosy Glow Dior

The Ted Baker makeup bags not only look exceptional on your bathroom shelf, they are waterproof, roomy and remain in their rigid shape, fantastic for keeping your makeup in tact. I have this smaller pink and gold number as well as the larger version which I use to hold my deodorant and skin care. They are 9 months old and look brand new so I would defiantly recommend them.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua has cult rave reviews, and rightly so. The luminous, dewy, finish and light to medium build-able coverage makes this a fuss free and reliable holiday option. The truly second skin look and feel of this foundation are perfect for achieving a fresh and glowing base. The low spf of 15 does not create too bad of a flash back for an evening, and for day time you could mix this with a higher sunscreen for better sun protection.

Nars Creamy Concealer and I have had a love hate relationship. I would not bandy about the word creamy when in my opinion it is in-fact an incredibly thick and dry consistency. It always creased on me no matter how I applied it or what I set it with but as it was not cheap I persevered and have found a way to get on with it. I apply this slightly below the socket of my eye, a few tiny dabs and then over extremely thick moisturiser buff in the concealer with my real techniques setting brush. With the lightest hand imaginable I hover a tiny amount of my hourglass ambient lighting powder over it and voila. For hot weather when the skin is effervescent shall we say it will work even better and the coverage is amazing so you really can achieve a flawless base with this product.

Bobbi Brown NUDE ON NUDE Palette is a real golden goddess eye shadow option. I did a swatch post on this palette at the weekend if you fancy a more in-depth look at it. A beautiful and incredibly holiday appropriate must have.

A bronzer that flatters your skin tone is a must. Especially if like me, you have been diligently wearing a hat and factor 50 to avoid further wrinkles and sun damaged skin and as a result your face is now a wildly different colour to the rest of your body ( I’m not alone here… ??) I always come back to M.A.C bronzer, I use it to bronze, contour my face, as an eye shadow and to slim my nose, it is well loved.

Healthy Glow Booster Blush is designed to universally suit all skin tones. It reacts to the moisture in the skin to custom develop and create a naturally flattering shade custom fit to each wearer. Now that is some blush if you ask me. It is easy to apply a light natural flush of colour and it can also be built up be for an evening for a more intense pop of colour.

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The next items are hypnose Mascara Lancome

Addict Lip gloss in Sparkle 2015 Holiday Limited Addition Dior

Creme Cup Lipstick M.A.C

Prep and Prime Fix + Spray M.A.C

Prep and Prime Highlighter Radiant Rose M.A.C

Hypnose mascara is one of those ‘why did I never try this before now??!’ items. One layer of this defines, separates and coats each lash for a fluttery look, another coat and you have full on false lash effect. It never looks clumpy, never gives me panda eyes and apart from when I’m running close to the expiration date does not flake.

M.A.C Creme Cup is my holy grail lipstick. I adore it. I’ve been wearing this for years and I love the look and feel of it on my lips. It is a cremesheen finish, and a blue based pink. I have blue eyes and a cool undertone and I think this suits me all year round, but especially with a tan.

Fix + is just fantastic for all stages of makeup application. My favourite use is as a spritz at the end of a full face to dial things back and tie everything together. I do have quite the heavy hand when it comes to contour blush and highlight and a few pumps of this blends everything together.

Radiant Rose has a salmon pink colour which counteracts dark circles as well as adding a highlighted effect under the eyes, on top of cheek bones and down the nose. This has more coverage than touche éclat, which makes it more versatile and if I had children that slept through the night this would be the only concealing product I would use.

I hope you liked this little product review post and if you have any holy grail products I’d love to hear about them.

Thanks for reading gorgeous people, as always Nicola x

Just a Jumper Dress…


Is there anything easier to wear than a jumper dress?

To me the pro’s of a one item outfit are many…
Not worrying about coordination or accessories and feeling put together and smart to name a few.
I have missed wearing dresses as Sienna is still feeding, however she has cut down her feeding so much that during the day I now have some freedom back in my outfit choices.
August means Australian Winter is in full force and there are many rainy days.
It is not cold, like U.K Winter cold but it can still be pretty chilly
These jumper dresses with a cowl neck have been re-released for a few years now
Versatile and flattering
A great piece that you can wear with a biker jacket, a denim jacket or a scarf and completely change the look


Black Knitted Roll Neck Jumper Dress H&M
Anthea Black Ankle boots FOREVER NEW
Rings Pandora


Covergirl Ready Set Flawless Foundation Covergirl
M.A.C Pro-longwear Concealer M.A.C
NYX Studio Finishing Powder – Translucent Target
Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact Clarins
M.A.C Pinch o Peach Blush M.A.C
L’oread Miss Manga Mascara Boots
Urban Decay Whiskey 24/7 Eye Liner MECCA
e.l.f Brow powder in Light e.l.f
thebalm Mary Lou Lumanizer Highlighting Powder ASOS

Hope you are all well

Have a great week


Just trying something different…



Aztec singlet Dotti
Moto Black Joni Jeans TOPSHOP
Black aztec bag TOPSHOP
Black Denial-B Sandals Betts

I have been lusting after theses heavy duty sandals for months and I have shoe envy whenever I pass any Betts or pass someone wearing them.

They are a statement shoe and I had ‘will they suit me’ doubts so I could not justify the $89.99 price tag
However that all changed when they went into the end of season sale for $19.99 that is roughly £14
I mean thats on par with Primark prices so I snapped them up.
Yes they may not be everyone’s cup of Chai latte but I adore them
They are super comfy and add something different to the simplest of outfits
The buckle and strap tip are gun metal grey so these can be worn with silver or gold jewellery and hardware

The Jeans are a staple and the jacket I’ve had for years. It’s a lightweight alternative to my leather biker.



My Foundation is Nars Sheer Glow in Deuville and on my lips I have on Rimmel Kate in 53
I’m also wearing Ardell False Lashes in Demi Wispies

I hope you guys are having a fabulous week
Thanks for reading


MECCA Beauty Loop 08/15

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MECCA Beauty Loop Box Level 1

The BeautyLoop box is a selection of free products from iconic brands to try out
(with the view of once you try them, you see how fantastic they are and inevitably run to Mecca to buy them).
There are level 1, 2 and 3 boxes
The box you receive depends on how much you have spent at Mecca and the contents differ accordingly.
I am a mere level 1 beauty insider but I am extremely pleased with my box.


3 packets of small samples

REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial
An immediate results mask to leave skin soft, smooth, firm and toned

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturiser
A sun screen and moisturiser to nourish and boost radiance while protecting the skin

Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturiser
An anti-agin daily moisturiser to improve skin texture and elasticity

There is also a trial size product in the box

A growth boosting, lash conditioning mascara
To give volume, length and curl to the lashes while improving the strength of lashes day by day.


There is no need to purchase anything to receive this box, just pop into a MECCAcosmetica or MECCAmaxima store to see if you qualify or visit online to claim you’re free box.

Find out more about the Beauty Loop Box HERE

Thanks for reading